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Sensory kit and surveys

Welcome to the CSIRO In Home Sensory kit – Your Taste. Thank you for your interest in participating in this research project.

The kit you have received contains multiple parts, including:

  1. Your unique study ID
  2. Taste tests
  3. An aroma test
  4. A saliva collection tube

What is the aim?

The aim of this kit is to enable the fast collection of individual sensory responses (“in your home”). You are one of many people who will complete the kit to help us identify how your taste genetics affects your taste and your food choices.

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How do I complete the kit?

This webpage contains links to questionnaires that will guide you through the completion of the different parts of the kit. Additionally, you will also answer questions about yourself and your diet. They can be completed from any computer, laptop or tablet, however, the questionnaires should not be completed using a smart phone.

You will complete four questionnaires (Part A-D) that will each take approximately 10-15min. Please progress through each questionnaire in order and read the instructions carefully. All instructions are provided at the beginning of each questionnaire.

You may complete all four questionnaires at once, or, complete each separately at different times. However, a questionnaire should be fully completed prior to having a break.

Kit flowchart

What do I need to do prior to completing the kit?

We request that before you complete any of the questionnaires, that you:

  1. Do not eat, drink or smoke 30min prior to starting the kit (water allowed).
  2. Avoid completing the test in a room with strong smells (for example perfumes, scented soaps, food nearby or being cooked).
  3. Will have a good internet connection for duration of the kit completion.

Links to complete the kit

Part A

Part A will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

You will complete:

  • Questions about yourself
  • Saliva collection into a collection tube

Click this link to complete Part A of the survey

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Part B

Part B will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

You will complete:

  • Taste tests 1 and 2
  • Questions about your food preferences

Click this link to complete Part B of the survey

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Part C

Part C will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

You will complete:

  • An aroma test
  • Questions about your diet

Click this link to complete Part C of the survey

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Part D

Part D will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

You will complete:

  • Taste test 3
  • Questions about your activity

Click this link to complete Part D of the survey

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Who do I contact if I have a problem?

If you have any questions or problems completing the kit, please contact tastestudy@csiro.au, or (02) 9490 8363.